A degree 2:2 or above from any discipline (including international equivalents)
Relevant professional qualifications
Other professional qualifications including equivalent international qualifications
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Key Features & Benefits
- You can join this qualification with a 2:2 grade in any discipline / subject area
- Study part-time
- All assessments are coursework based
- Validated by The University of South Wales
The purpose of this Laws LLM (Masters) course is to allow you to develop a deeper insight at Masters Level into the discipline of Law and to further enhance your career opportunities. Within the range available, you will be able to choose modules best suited to your own personal development or career aspirations.
The purpose of this course is to allow you to develop a deeper insight in to the discipline of law and to further enhance your career opportunities. The course brings together a number of discreet but broadly interconnecting areas of law which are explored within a global context. The course will be studied using self directed learning together with a combination of interactive lectures, workshops, tutorials designed to encourage participation and the sharing of ideal and experience.
The tuition fees for this programme are:
Part-time students studying the postgraduate Laws LLM will be charged £2,700 per year for the two year programme.
What will I study?
Part-time attendance will be over a two-year programme of study. Those who choose to undertake the programme over two years will complete three modules in Year One and another 3 modules and a dissertation in Year Two.
The course is intended to extend the skills learned at undergraduate level and foster higher level analytical and research skills based on a multi-disciplined approach. Central to this is the dissertation which is compulsory which requires extensive research and innovative thinking.
You will study the following modules across the 2 years of the programme:
- Advanced Legal Skills & Methods
- Law of Obligations
- Frameworks of International and European Law
- International and Comparative Media Law
- Transnational Criminal Law
- International Family Law
The above modules could be replaced with the following optional modules:
- Commercial and Consumer Law
- Corporate Law and Governance
- Research Methods
- Equality, Rights and Society
- Independent Study
- International Human Rights Law
- Law and Order
To join this programme you will need to have;
- Degree 2:2 or above (including international equivalents)
- Relevant professional qualifications
- Other professional qualifications including equivalent international qualifications
How will I be assessed?
Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.
Each module is formally assessed through, for example, essays, assignments or briefs, presentations, group presentations and portfolio building. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within 20 working days following the submission of your formal submission of work.
Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.
Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
Teaching and Learning
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team could include senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers. You can learn more about our staff by visiting our staff profiles.
We have a dedicated Student Engagement Team who will be able to provide support in the following areas;
- Study Skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
- Written English
- Academic Writing (including referencing)
- Research Skills
What can I do next?
The study of law brings with it a range of skills and knowledge that are invaluable to a wide range of professions including business management, banking, international relations, human resources, international commerce and academia.
Some students have successfully progressed onto further studies and undertaken PhD research.
Specific careers graduates have gone on to include:
- Law lecturer
- Management position
- Prison service
- Civil service